January 2010 4 Min Read

East European Focus: The Rewards of Russian Retail

The Rewards of Russian Retail by Andy Garbutt, Retail and Leisure Director, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (UK)  Walking down the main shopping streets and retail parks in the Russian Federation the Western European shopper can often feel more at home than expected, with a...


January 2010 5 Min Read

East European Focus: Retailing in Russia – hit hard by the crisis, but a good time for foreign entrants

Retailing in Russia, hit hard by the crisis, but a good time for foreign entrants. by Martijn Peeters, Strategy Director, PricewaterhouseCoopers Russia The Russian retail market has been considered to be a retailer’s paradise. Russian consumers like to spend,...


January 2010 7 Min Read

Executive Interview: Revolutionising Relationship Banking

Revolutionising Relationship Banking What do you see as some of the most considerable changes in the relationship between banks and corporates over the past year? What has been clear to me is that banks – and corporates – are finally recognising the value...


December 2009 2 Min Read

Meeting the Challenges

Meeting the Challenges by Charles Buchanan, Chairman, ACTSA Despite the challenges facing the financial sector, ACTSA, with its dynamic membership has been active in sustaining a high degree of participation in its activities. We at ACTSA continue to strive for the...


December 2009 8 Min Read

Treasury Centralization – an essential guide for corporate treasurers

by Andrew Woods, Group Vice President, SunGard There are a variety of reasons why companies decide to centralize their treasury operations, which would typically include cash management, financing, investment and foreign exchange, including both routine activities and...


October 2009 7 Min Read

The New Liquidity Paradigm: Focus on Working Capital

The New Liquidity Paradigm: Focus on working capital by Mark Beard, EMEA Liquidity and Investments Head, Treasury and Trade Solutions, Global Transaction Services, Citi Since the onset of the economic crisis that engulfed most of the world beginning in mid-2007,...


October 2009 13 Min Read

Working Capital and Liquidity Management: Safety First

Working Capital and Liquidity Management: Safety first by Transaction Banking, Standard Chartered Bank Losses in the US sub-prime market have had a global impact on corporate liquidity, which has driven corporate treasuries to take measures ranging from squeezing...


October 2009 10 Min Read

Today’s Vital Need for Transparent Valuations

Today’s Vital Need for Transparent Valuations by Bob Park, President and CEO, FINCAD A worldwide re-examination of reporting fair values is under way by policymakers, standard-setters and those who must comply. The rise in prominence of risks, such as the...


August 2009 7 Min Read

The Rising Sun of International Treasury in Japan

Japan is typically considered an elusive place to do business, with a highly regulated, perhaps introspective market, and impenetrable traditions and business conventions. However, with Japanese multinationals dominating the electronics sector and increasingly the auto...


August 2009 6 Min Read

Managing Risk in the New Financial Climate

Managing Risk in the New Financial Climate BNP Paribas Cash Management University Preview In last month’s edition of TMI, we introduced the 3rd BNP Paribas’ Cash Management University, which takes place on October 8 – 9 2009 in Paris, France. This...


June 2009 10 Min Read

Energy – Global Greenhouse Gas Emission Strategies and Trends for US Industrials

Although overshadowed by the financial tumult of recent months, there is little doubt that with the new White House administration will come significant changes in both the US stance on climate change internationally and in Federal legislation. Energy and climate...


May 2009 10 Min Read

Building a Standardised and Simplified Treasury

Building a standardised and simplified treasury by Darsh Johal, Head of Global Cash Management, Shell Treasury Centreand Peter Langshaw, EMEA Head for Power, Energy, Chemicals & Mining, Client Sales Management, Treasury & Trade Solutions, Global Transactions...

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